SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 2019 BY TOM FOX

In today’s edition of Daily Compliance News:
  • Corruption across EU leaves EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem breathless. (BBC)
  • WeWork ReWorks CorpGov. (NYT)
  • DOJ will consider ‘inability to pay’ for corp fines. (WSJ)
  • Be careful out there as Jets lose starting QB to Mono. (ESPN)
CONVERGE is in its 4th year of bringing together the world’s leading companies for 2 days of dynamic speakers, thought-provoking breakout sessions, and opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals. You will leave the conference with new resources and best practices allowing you to continue the hard work of driving ethics to the center of your business. In today’s episode I visit with Eric Feldman, SVP at Affiliated Monitors, Inc. and visit about his talk, the CCO’s Role in Performance Management that Drives Employee Behavior.
Employee incentives, bonuses, and promotions are all great motivators, right? Wrong! In this session Eric Feldman explains how an innocent incentive program can bring down a company. Perverse incentives are at the root of so many misconduct cases. Learn how you can play a value-added role in corporate performance management processes.
For more information on Converge19, click here.

As SEC Chair Jay Clayton scolds the rest of the world for its lack of anti-corruption enforcement and does say why he wants to dump a PCAOB Member, Tom and Jay are back  to discuss some of this week’s top compliance and ethics stories which caught their collective eyes.

  1. SEC Chair scolds weak overseas anti-corruption enforcement. Dave Micheal reports in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  2. Why does SEC Chairman want to get rid of PCAOB member, Kathleen Hamm? Francine McKenna explores in MarketWatch.
  3. Fair Pay to Play? California pass law allowing college athletes to be compensated. Michael McCann reports in com.
  4. Did the SFO put in a ‘self-certification’ requirement in its recent Guidance on Cooperation? Aziz Rahman says yes in the FCPA Blog.
  5. How can independent integrity monitors help to limit adverse consequences in health care? Jay concludes his series on monitors in the health care industry in CCI.
  6. NYU PCCE gets new Executive Director as Alycin Cooley joins the group. NYU Compliance and Enforcement Blog.
  7. How can you process personal employee data under GDPR? Laura Wright, Sarah Greenwood and Andrew Reeves opine in the FCPA Blog.
  8. What happens when employees ethical values are greater than those shown by their employer? Michael Toebee explores in an interesting post on CCI.
  9. One commentator suggests we hold back on international enforcement against bribe-takers. Anton Moiseeineko writes in the FCPA Blog.
  10. Tom continues his preview of the Converge19 speakers in a special bonus series of podcasts on the Compliance Podcast Network. Check out the following: Monday-Ricardo Pellafone and Ashley Lewis on Building Your Brand; Tuesday-Michael Williamson on moving to a values based culture; Wednesday-Mike Volkov on the Nuts and Bolts of Sanctions Compliance; Thursday-Nicole Pitts on Increasing Employee Engagement and Friday– Eric Feldman on the CCO’s role in performance management. The podcast is available on multiple sites: the FCPA Compliance Report, iTunes, JDSupra, Megaphone,YouTube,  Spotifyand the Compliance Podcast Network.
  11. The Everything Compliance gang will be doing its first live podcast at Converge19. You should be there! Listeners to this podcast can obtain a complimentary ticket by using the promotion code foxvip, for registration and information, click here.

Tom Fox is the Compliance Evangelist and can be reached at tfox@tfoxlaw.com. Jay Rosen is Mr. Monitor and can be reached at jrosen@affiliatedmonitors.com. For more information on how an independent monitor can help improve your company’s ethics and compliance program, visit our sponsor Affiliated Monitors at www.affiliatedmonitors.com.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 2019 BY TOM FOX

In today’s edition of Daily Compliance News:

  • Government orders Google to let employees speak. (WSJ)
  • NCAA throws temper tantrum.(Forbes)
  • 145 key business leaders demand action on guns. (NYT)
  • Former Peruvian President accused of corruption denied bail in US. (Bloomberg)

CONVERGE19 is in its 4th year of bringing together the world’s leading companies for 2 days of dynamic speakers, thought-provoking breakout sessions, and opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals. You will leave the conference with new resources and best practices allowing you to continue the hard work of driving ethics to the center of your business. In today’s episode I visit with Nicole Pitts, founder of the Ethintegrity about her talk at Converge19, on Effectively Increasing Employee Engagement from ’Shop Floor’ to ’Top Floor’ through Play.

Struggling with employee engagement? In this session, you will learn how to effectively increase employee participation and facilitate discussions on complex ethics topics across cultures and educational levels. This will lead to a better understanding of the compliance program as well as identification & mitigation of risks from all levels of the organization. Explore the benefits of using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology to promote fruitful discussions to help the individual and the organization embed integrity into daily activities.

For more information on Converge19, click here.

For more information on the Ethintegrity, click here.